May 31st will be the Ankarsrum USA Blog’s 4th birthday. We partnered up with Nordic Ware to celebrate with a scrumptious roasted strawberry cake baked in one of their iconic Bundt pans, and are also giving away said Bundt pan to one lucky winner. Go check out Ankarsrum USA’s Instagram or Facebook page for details. And then go buy some strawberries and make this cake, you won’t be sorry! Whole grain and gluten-free versions included as well.
Vanilla Bourbon Pear Butter was featured as the October bonus recipe this year. When I am recipe testing, I often have multiple batches of whatever I’m working on crowding my fridge and counter space. I started to think of other ways to use the pear butter besides the obvious toast, pancake, waffle, charcuterie platter, etc. I scooped out the middle of cupcakes and filled it with a little pear butter (yum!), used it as a filling for hand pies, and then started to think of making truffles with it after Ashley and I decided to have December’s posts be about homemade gifts. I have loved this pear butter every which way I have used it, and while this truffle recipe is time consuming, it is not difficult and makes a unique and lovely gift to share during the holidays.